Four stages of 42 km, 35 km, 60 km , 28 km to discover the most remote and untouched sands and the highest dunes of the Oman Desert on the tracks of the ancient caravans. From the Oasis of Bidiyah to the Arabian Sea. The course will start from the Oasis of Bidiyah and finish on the shore of the Arabian Sea. Six stages and six different perspectives of one of the most beautiful deserts of the world: red, golden and white sands will give make this journey unique and always different, in a scenario that doesn’t know the monotony.
We are all the same a piety that joins a culture of moderate Islam, characterize the Omani as lovers of peace and human coexistence. This values are based on the affection, love and the rejection of sectarianism and division.
165 kilometers in 6 self-sufficient stages to discover the Oasis and the highly dunes of the Omani Desert on the tracks of the ancient caravans. November 7th – 25th 2017
Also a night stage that will take the runners to run in the magic of the desert illuminate by the stars.
The runner is completely self-sufficient, requiring them to carry all of their own equipment except for water which is provided at checkpoints.
Once you arrive in Oman, you will be our guest and we will gladly welcome you with the legendary hospitality of the people of the desert. Food, soft drinks, accommodation, and transfers will be provided by the organization.
At the end of this momentous journey a special meal will be offered to all the runners and the last day is spent resting, visiting the Omani beauties and attending the Gala Night with the prize giving ceremony.
When participating in this race you will enjoy the most spectacular and dramatic scenery of wadis, abandoned villages, and extensive hiking trails. All combined with the beauty of remote, untouched sands and the highest dunes of the Oman Desert.
The course will start from the Oasis of Bidiyah and finish on the shore of the Arabian Sea. Four long stages and six different perspectives of one of the most beautiful deserts of the world:
It will start from Wadi Tiwi, a wadi in Al Sharqiyah region, unique in its own giving it a different feel than many other wadis and it will end in Wadi Bani Khalid, where you can enjoy a stunning desert oasis, swimming in the emerald pools surrounded by date palms, proving that the Sultanate has a diverse and varied natural beauty.
The OMD, changed my perspective on ultra-marathon running for the better. The desert is magical and beautiful, but will test you mentally and physically to your limit, but you will be a better person from it. The OMD event should be on every runner’s calendar.
ODM meant for us as a father and son much more than a race, it was an adventure, a journey through a spectacular landscape in the endless Omani dunes. It allowed us to know each other even more, to help each other in the hard moments of running a race of such magnitude, to enjoy a week in which all that mattered was the companionship and the motivation to enjoy one of the toughest trail running races of the world. Thanks to ODM for allowing us to run for a spectacular race in the desert while enjoying its landscape, it´s people and it’s amazing culture.
ODM made me realise that you can really achieve anything you put your mind to. That running is actually a team sport and that I would not have been able to do it without my team mates TENT 7. ODM brings people together, you share the same pain and the same joy. Definitely the most challenging yet most rewarding thing I have ever done.